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Bristol Biomedical Research Centre


James Hamilton, Business Development Manager
NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, Bristol Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, Bristol BS8 2BN

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The National Institute for Health Research Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Bristol BRC) is a partnership between University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Bristol. We are one of 20 BRCs across England funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

What sets the Bristol BRC apart is the strand of exciting and ground-breaking population health research that runs through it. This is about examining patterns of health and illness in large groups of people. We have expertise in interpreting this information to learn about causes of disease. Uniquely, we can combine this work with our laboratory-based science and the knowledge of the doctors working directly with patients to identify possible treatments and find out how effective they are.

What we offer

In NIHR Bristol BRC we have the capability to assist industrial partners, from multinationals to SMEs, to translate research into standard clinical practice. We have world-leading scientists working on many aspects of health, from the role played by individual genes and proteins to analysing large collections of information on hundreds of thousands of people. We have extensive experience in taking science from the laboratory bench or computer and developing it into new drugs, treatments or health advice.

Our focus is on supporting industry to test new interventions for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of long-term conditions. We have clinical and research expertise across our research themes. Working across both University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust and the University of Bristol we have access to a wide range of expertise and technologies. The University’s Research Commercialisation team specialise in linking industry with researchers and can provide access to a range of technologies.

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